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dc.contributor.authorAsgarifard, Aniranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T08:00:26Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T08:00:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-18en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:7044en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/71804
dc.description.abstractRamps are usually perceived as utilitarian objects emerging from standardized guidelines for architecture and landscape architecture. But closer examination reveals they can be quite beautiful and poetic. What we commonly call ramps, Galileo referred to as inclined planes, counting them as one of six classical simple machines in Le Meccaniche (On Mechanics) . Because inclined planes are actually static machines that do not require any energy to run. They do not discriminate among users. This thesis explores the work of the ramp in moving fragile loads, such as human beings.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectLincoln Memorialen_US
dc.subjectWashington D.C.; Inclined Planesen_US
dc.subjectRamp; Accessibilityen_US
dc.subjectRetrofiten_US
dc.titleStatic Machines, Fragile Loadsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMcSherry, Laurelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKelsch, Paul J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHeavers, Nathanen_US


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